Kahuku breaks into USA Today Top 25

Kahuku quarterback Cameron Renaud fired off a pass against Aiea last week. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Kahuku quarterback Cameron Renaud fired off a pass against Aiea last week. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

The first regular-season USA Today Super 25 rankings came out Monday with only one new addition.

Defending Hawaii state champion Kahuku is ranked No. 25 in the country after rolling to wins over Leilehua and Aiea to start the season. Kahuku, which has won 15 straight games and won a fan contest sponsored by USA Today finding American’s best football program, is ranked No. 5 in the West Region.

The Red Raiders face their biggest test in the OIA regular season on Friday, hosting No. 4 Waianae. Next month, during its bye week in Hawaii, Kahuku will travel to Las Vegas to face Bishop Gorman, which is ranked No. 3 overall (No. 1 West Region) by USA Today.

The Red Raiders remain unranked in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Football Rankings and were not one of the five bubble teams listed.

MaxPrep’s computer rankings listed Kahuku at No. 76, dropping eight spots, while Saint Louis gained seven spots to No. 29.

USA Today also has computer rankings that listed Kahuku at No. 91 overall as the top team from Hawaii.

No. 3 Bishop Gorman opens the season on Saturday in Texas in a marquee showdown with No. 5 Cedar Hill.

USA Today Super 25
MaxPreps Xcellent 25


  1. TooMeke August 22, 2016 10:31 am

    “St Louis”

    Just da mention of that name makes me LAFF!!

    Rankings Shmankings…

    Get ready for a repeat of last year – ranked high all year, den BOOM!! Reality hit dem HARD!

    Shoot… Punohou’s taking ILH dis year – St. LuLu gonna be watching States from their couches…

    RR4L!! k…bye. (no, I won’t be reading any of your comments – cheeehoooo!)

  2. IDK August 22, 2016 10:35 am

    ^^^scrub! It’s going to be a battle this season you fuam! RRFL!

  3. Alpha August 22, 2016 11:45 am

    Finally…. I kno it’s just rankings but damn, give Kahuku credit instead of trynna crown st. Lulu alrdy…

  4. Simple Simon August 22, 2016 12:10 pm

    Wait? MaxPreps has St Louis at 29 and Kahuku at 76? This gotta be a joke right?

  5. anywaaaays!! August 22, 2016 12:31 pm

    You guys killing me, worry about Waianae this week because pound for pound its gonna be a battle…can we ask Waianae to bring the Koa club down with them that they won from Kapolei…there is some space in our gym were it will look real nice. 🙂

  6. red x August 22, 2016 2:55 pm

    Yup bigger things than rankings. Waianae is coming!!!

  7. mokihana August 22, 2016 5:58 pm

    You Silly Boys. Dream On!

  8. Simple Simon August 23, 2016 7:03 am

    Worry about Waianae? When was the last time Kahuku had to worry about Waianae? LOL jk

  9. Chloropicrin August 23, 2016 6:47 pm

    Waianae hasn’t beaten Kahuku since 1999 and 2000. They tend to give Kahuku it’s most physical game regardless of how bad they get beat.

  10. iSpeakReality August 24, 2016 8:38 am

    They gotta beat Waianae this week.
    Not to mention the only one dimensional team in that matchup is Kahuku. RR defense gonna get tested on tv this week.

    Why is this article with a pic of a “Runaway”? LMAO!

  11. SimpleSimon August 24, 2016 4:39 pm

    That Red Raider defense will shut out Waianae.

  12. Got17 August 25, 2016 12:37 pm

    At home is a plus. Battle tested for sure for both teams

  13. SimpleSimon August 26, 2016 10:26 pm

    Like I said the Red Raiders defense shuts out Waianae.

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